Who are these actors of yore?

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  1. Northwinds

    Northwinds Huh? Turn what down? Subscriber

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    I found this today at an estate sale and it looks SO familiar but I can't place them. I am guessing 1920-40s and initially thought of Greta Garbo but I am not so sure. Who is the guy also? This is a very cool photo, the detail is unreal for b/w. I plan to remove it from the very old frame at some point

    Click on image to supersize. I tried to keep reflections out of the image but this is the best I can do without removing the photo

    If you know what movie this still is from that would be awesome also. BTW, she is sitting at a piano

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  2. Mystic

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    The man resembles a cross between Burt Lancaster and Oscar Hammerstein. As for the gal, I got nuthin'. Good luck w/ the search.
     
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    it looks like a 3x5 plate image.
     
  4. soundmotor

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    By her makeup & hair it's 1920's and don't think they are movie actors. I'd look into opera first then stage.
     
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    Did a drag n drop image search; no hits on the guy in the suit, but I kinda got a hit on the suit. Says it's 1920s.

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    Might the feller be a crooner rather than an actor?
     

     

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    Ran a quick "image check" @ The Big G: the feller is not vocalist John McCormack, @ least not as far as I can see/tell from the images that popped up.
     
  8. FONSguy

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    They could be just rich socialites.
     
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    I think it's Garbo and some gangster.
     
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    Not Garbo
     
  11. Northwinds

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    I will remove photo from frame and see if that helps
     

     

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  12. Northwinds

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    Wealthy socialites sounds like it, I see the photo was taken by a place in NYC

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    The girl looks like Mary Astor.
     
  14. BigElCat

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    Look at the gunslinger stance...Cosa Nostra muscle.

    'Youse....boss man wants to know...you like my girl'?
     
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    Check the edit...500 pics to look through.

    Bingo on the logo !
     

     

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  17. FONSguy

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    Even had Dwight Frye (Dracula movie)!! Edward G. Robinson. Chaplin. WOW!
     
  18. BigElCat

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    Maybe it's D Marquett (and Lucky Lefty).

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    If anyone here is the descendant of the man in the picture...I don't mean to be casting any dispersions.

    I bet he knew where a man could get a drink of liquor during prohibition.
     
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  20. Poinzy

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    Irene Dunne, John Barrymore, Mary Pickford...White Studio obviously photographed a lot of famous actors....
     
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